PRSA National asked us to do some social media/guest blogging to help give PRSA members a sense of the PRSA 2009 International Conference: Delivering Value, and San Diego (we’re hosting it).
I was tapped to take the lead partially because I immerse myself in social media (it’s the bulk of what my firm does) and because I’m relatively new to San Diego. Here just two years, I still remember what it was like before I lived in paradise.
Instead of the normal glossy brochure blah, blah (you’ll get plenty from other marketing pieces), my four-person team will tap social media tools and our “local” status to texturize the Conference setting and activities to consider. That in mind, I created a “locals” photo sampler highlighting noteworthy elements.
In later posts, we’ll provide Google Maps of the hotel area and amenities, commentary from Conference “insiders”, maybe even a spoof on what’s being presented.
It’s a conference, after all. Part’s for work/learning/networkingand part’s for fun.
Casey DeLorme, APR, is an award-winning public relations professional with extensive experience in online/social media marketing, presentations/presentation coaching, special events, media relations, creative strategic planning, and crisis communications. He moved his firm, Getspine Communications, to San Diego (from Tucson, Ariz.) in 2007 because he wanted to surf and paraglide more often. He is a past chair of PRSA’s Western District and current co-chair of PRSA’s PRSSA Student Affiliate Task Force.
Join Casey at the PRSA 2009 International Conference: Delivering Value, November 7–10, in San Diego, CA!
Experience spectacular views in the heart of America’s Finest City.
Discover the perfect blend of coastal “cool” and downtown “hot” at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina. Take in the relaxing waterfront views, and then get ready to explore the vibrant city just steps from the lobby doors. Conveniently located adjacent to the convention center and the Gaslamp Quarter’s shopping and restaurants, the hotel is also a short distance from the city’s sparkling beaches and must-see tourist attractions, including the famous San Diego Zoo, Mission Bay Aquatic Park and SeaWorld. If speed is more your style, you can rent personal watercraft and powerboats at the hotel’s marina. 1,362 spacious nautical-themed guestrooms in two 25-story towers offer expansive views of the bustling city or San Diego Bay.
Casey – great post but I have to say I’m most excited about finding Pictobrowser through this. Just checked it out and what a cool tool for us social media peeps. You’re always so cutting edge! I’ll be there in SD – actually doing a breakout with Johna Burke from BurrellesLuce on media relations more on that to come! Thanks though for the tips and info.
You’re right on with what you posted! This conference is going to rock, but even better are all the activities and thing going on behind the scenes… the networking, the sightseeing, and then there is the professional development. There’s so much going on!